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#1 2018-05-11 01:54:52, last edited by Tomahawk (2019-09-17 18:57:05)

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Post Formatting Guide

Sometimes your well-written text blocks are enough, but other times you might have to give detail to your posts. This is where formatting joins.

Every blog, wiki and forum software allows the use of a markup language to make your threads the most beautiful of them all. Some of them are Markdown, HTML itself, and BBCode, which is used by this forum.
BBCode is a strict markup language similar to HTML. It features tags with the same names of HTML tags, but it uses square brackets "[ ]" instead of angle brackets "< > ". If you know HTML, this markup language should be easy to use.


Here are the basics of BBCode. Not much, frankly.

BBCode Rules

For when you want to give detail to your text:

Basic Formatting

For when you want to organize your text into boxes, separate it with rules, list, quote users, or post source code.

Text Blocks and Separators

For when you want to post URLs to your game worlds, images (including GIFs) or videos:

Embeds

For when you want to play a lot with formatting:

Nested tags

For when you want to express yourself:

Smilies

For when you're ready writing your post.

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#2 2018-05-11 01:56:44, last edited by Guest. (2018-05-11 01:57:41)

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Re: Post Formatting Guide

no
there’s already a guide to bbcode

#3 2018-05-11 02:00:11

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Re: Post Formatting Guide

Jet wrote:

no
there’s already a guide to bbcode

you're a bbcode


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#4 2018-05-11 02:01:49

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Re: Post Formatting Guide

Jet wrote:

no
there’s already a guide to bbcode

are you sure about that

help page hardly counts


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#5 2018-05-11 02:02:03

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Re: Post Formatting Guide

Jet wrote:

there’s already a guide to bbcode

The only guide available is the forum's help page, which only explains the default BBCode tags. The other guides by Zoey were removed due to personal issues.

The objective of this guide is to keep it clean, friendly, and update it whether any new formatting feature is implemented.

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#6 2018-05-11 02:03:40

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Re: Post Formatting Guide

HG wrote:
Jet wrote:

there’s already a guide to bbcode

The only guide available is the forum's help page, which only explains the default BBCode tags. The other guides by Zoey were removed due to personal issues.

The objective of this guide is to keep it clean, friendly, and update it whether any new formatting feature is implemented.

o ok

#7 2018-05-11 02:10:46

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Re: Post Formatting Guide

can i post this on a different forum and claim credit for it


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#8 2018-05-11 17:20:30, last edited by LukeM (2018-05-11 17:20:48)

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Re: Post Formatting Guide

Overall a great guide //forums.everybodyedits.com/img/smilies/big_smile There's just a few things I would improve:

  • <> can be called brackets if they are being used in that way, so I would say 'bbcode uses square brackets instead of angle brackets' instead (or at least call [] square brackets).

  • I would put the nested tags section in with bbcode rules, and have examples of how to use =, because then all the syntax is in one place.

  • I wouldn't say trigger blocks work exactly the same as spoilers, even if you explain the difference later, because this has led a lot of people to be confused about when to use each, maybe say similar to instead of exactly like.

  • Maybe include the actual options for how you do an alphabetical / numeric list.

  • Should probably explain how to get the topic / post / forum ids for the forum link tags.

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#9 2018-05-12 00:03:28

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Re: Post Formatting Guide

LukeM wrote:

<> can be called brackets if they are being used in that way, so I would say 'bbcode uses square brackets instead of angle brackets' instead (or at least call [] square brackets).

I didn't know they could be called brackets too. Thanks for that.

LukeM wrote:

I would put the nested tags section in with bbcode rules, and have examples of how to use =, because then all the syntax is in one place.

I decided to explain the usage of nested tags after explaining how every tag worked, to prevent any kind of initial confusion.

LukeM wrote:

I wouldn't say trigger blocks work exactly the same as spoilers, even if you explain the difference later, because this has led a lot of people to be confused about when to use each, maybe say similar to instead of exactly like.

For users who have trigger content hidden, which are the majority, trigger blocks work just like spoilers, with the detail of the TRIGGER WARNING text being part of the spoiler title. For users who have them shown, they work like quotes, with a TRIGGER WARNING heading text.

I believe that whoever decides to set them to be shown, should know the functionality of the trigger blocks.

LukeM wrote:

Maybe include the actual options for how you do an alphabetical / numeric list.

Added.

LukeM wrote:

Should probably explain how to get the topic / post / forum ids for the forum link tags.

Explained that, as differentiating between posts and topics is a bit confusing.

Thank you for all your suggestions. They've helped a lot with this guide. I hope you can find more improvements and flaws, I really appreciate it.

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#10 2018-05-12 04:01:50

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Re: Post Formatting Guide

excuse me you missed the ins tag


A signature is a small piece of text that is attached to your posts. In it, you can enter just about anything you like. Perhaps you would like to enter your favourite quote or your star sign. It's up to you! In your signature you can use BBCode if it is allowed in this particular forum. You can see the features that are allowed/enabled listed below whenever you edit your signature.

Max length: 2,000 characters / Max lines: 20

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#11 2018-05-12 13:32:11, last edited by Nameless (2018-05-17 02:22:12)

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Re: Post Formatting Guide

Onjit wrote:

excuse me you missed the ins tag

Added, although use of that tag is really discouraged.

EDIT: The inserted text tag has has been modified to not make the text barely visible, so the tag can be used properly now.

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#12 2019-01-03 21:54:13

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Re: Post Formatting Guide

Thx.. https://wiki.everybodyedits.com/images/c/c0/069_LOL


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#13 2019-04-14 17:37:15

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Re: Post Formatting Guide

I've updated this guide once again to allow new users to search for what they need even more easily.

  • Each main category has a description, this should allow users to go where they have to go, instead of having to explore each category.

  • A lot of empty space has been removed from the Basic Formatting category, while still looking clear.

  • The Text Blocks and Embeds categories have had their content separated into spoilers.

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#14 2019-04-14 17:41:48

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Re: Post Formatting Guide

Probably not wise to add your email unless you enjoy spam, also why aren't emails automatically snipped?


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#15 2019-04-14 17:45:55

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Re: Post Formatting Guide

Koya wrote:

Probably not wise to add your email unless you enjoy spam

I do enjoy spam. Also, it's not my business email.

Koya wrote:

also why aren't emails automatically snipped?

Honestly that would be a great addition.

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#16 2019-04-14 18:41:37

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Re: Post Formatting Guide

I don’t think you’ve explained how to embed a gif.


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#17 2019-04-14 20:13:23

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Re: Post Formatting Guide

alos you didn tlist  taht you cna opn list inside itslef to make susb lists


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#18 2019-04-15 06:41:31

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Re: Post Formatting Guide

And STICKY this please!!!

#19 2019-04-15 14:14:01

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Re: Post Formatting Guide

Tomahawk wrote:

I don’t think you’ve explained how to embed a gif.

Added exclusively for you. //forums.everybodyedits.com/img/smilies/tongue

peace wrote:

alos you didn tlist  taht you cna opn list inside itslef to make susb lists

Added. Also took the chance to improve the example code to allow users to write lists in a cleaner way.

Anatoly wrote:

And STICKY this please!!!

This topic doesn't really need to be sticky. We already have a link to it below the text editor.

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#20 2019-04-15 14:38:01

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Re: Post Formatting Guide

HG wrote:

This topic doesn't really need to be sticky. We already have a link to it below the text editor.

Right. Even better.

#21 2019-05-23 13:33:01

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Re: Post Formatting Guide

Added Horizontal Rules, which I didn't know could be used in these forums until now.

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#22 2019-05-23 15:56:23

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Re: Post Formatting Guide

wait does this exist?!



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#23 2019-05-24 12:27:40

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Re: Post Formatting Guide

I tried every HTML tag in BBcode and found two more tags:
Del, another form of S
Em, another form of I


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#24 2019-05-24 12:41:17

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Re: Post Formatting Guide

MWstudios wrote:

I tried every HTML tag in BBcode and found two more tags:
Del, another form of S
Em, another form of I

Yeah, I knew of those tags. But we decided to keep only one alias to prevent potential confusion in the future, those being the ones shown in the BBCode editor.

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#25 2019-05-24 15:04:57

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Re: Post Formatting Guide


hr is quite nice



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